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Compass Group makes two new board appointments

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Compass Group makes two new board appointments

Compass Group has made two non-executive director appointments as part of a review of its board membership.

Anne-Francoise Nesmes and John Bryant will join the board from 1 July and 1 September 2018 respectively.

Nesmes is currently the chief financial officer of Merlin Entertainments, while Bryant is former executive chairman and chief executive of Kellogg.

Meanwhile, Don Robert is to retire from the board. He will be replaced as senior independent director by John Bason.

Compass Group chairman Paul Walsh said: “We are delighted to welcome Anne-Francoise and John to the board. I am confident that their backgrounds and experience will be an invaluable asset and support to the company over the coming years.

“I would like to thank Don for his outstanding contribution to Compass over the last nine years and to welcome John Bason as the new senior independent director.”

The board changes come after the catering giant reported slow growth in Europe for the six months to 31 March 2018, with revenue up just 0.5% to £2.9b and regional operating profit down 9.6% to £197m.

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